Motorola has shared a list of its recent devices that it plans to update to Android Oreo. The good news is that several devices released last year will make the cut, but there are a few caveats here, too. First up, here’s a peek at devices that are definitely getting the Android Oreo upgrade.
- Moto Z2 Force (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon)
- Moto Z2 Play (Verizon, unlocked)
- Moto Z Force DROID (Verizon)
- Moto Z (AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, unlocked)
- Moto Z Play (Verizon, unlocked)
- Moto G5S Plus (unlocked)
- Moto G5 Plus (unlocked)
- Moto G5 (unlocked)
Notice anything missing? That’s right, the Moto G4 family is not slated to get Android Oreo. (Including the Moto G4 Play that’s on Amazon’s Prime Exclusive Phones list.) It’s only just now a year old, so it’s unfortunate that Motorola has decided to leave it off the update list. What’s worse is that some of the above phones are listed as “pending partner support”, which means if AT&T decides not to issue Android Oreo to its Moto Z customers then they won’t get Android Oreo.
Worst of all, Motorola hasn’t really made it clear when these devices will be getting support since devices sold via carriers remain dependent on carrier support for those updates. There used to be a time when you could rely on Motorola to update their phones relatively quickly, but it looks like that mantle should be passed on to Nokia for now.